A story of two little black girls named Sissy and Flower.
They were rescued from a neglectful/abusive situation in South Carolina on December 7,
1999. Unfortunately their rescuer's couldn't keep the girls but decided to foster them
until a forever home could be found. A co-worker of the girls' foster parents saw the
message posted on an electronic office bulletin board and decided to adopt them.
Because the girls were very thin they were taken immediately to a vet to get their vaccinations and a check-up. Unfortunately Sissy and Flower tested positive for almost every kind of puppy worm including heartworm! The vet wanted to start treatment right away but money was scarce at the new home (it was Christmas time) so Labrador Life Line and LabMed were contacted for assistance.
Because the girls' situation fell within the guidelines of both organizations, it was decided to split the cost of treatment with each organization paying for half. Another example where these two groups were able to cooperate to the benefit of a couple of wonderful pupsters! The girls are undergoing treatment in their 'forever home' and have lots of love to make up for a shaky beginning!
MORE ON SISSY & FLOWER:
January 31, 2000
Kim (the girls 'Mom") writes:
"They are doing just great & they loved the snow, especially running & jumping in it!! I'm sure it's the first time they've ever seen it. I took some pictures & I'll send them in as soon as they're developed.
"Their blood tests for heartworms came back negative (thankfully) last Thursday. That was the best news. They have both put on weight which you'll see in the pictures. Sissy especially. Almost 15 pounds! We have to make sure she doesn't gain much more. Flower has only gained about 6 pounds. She's just a little girl, I think.
"...please tell everyone thanks for asking about them!"